Miami Super Bowl hotel update — it’s not too late!

The spacious condo units at the Fortune House are only $349 a night over Super Bowl weekend, with no minimum stay requirement.
The spacious condo units at the Fortune House are only $349 a night over Super Bowl weekend, with no minimum stay requirement.

As we get closer to Super Bowl Sunday, your chances to snag hotel reservations in Miami are in flux; yes, many top properties are fully booked, but others are still raising their game — slashing rates or dumping minimum stay requirements in order to fill rooms. So hope is not lost for Jets, Colts, Vikings, and Saints fans who want to watch their team win Super Bowl glory in the flesh. Below, we list five fresh value suggestions for Super Bowl weekend, and update you on availability at the five great Super Bowl hotels we found earlier this month.

Note that we listed the pre-tax rates for base-level rooms (unless noted otherwise), and that many hotels will require a non-refundable payment for your stay in advance.

Fresh Values:


Townhouse Hotel

Located right on the beach, the Townhouse offers bright, stylish rooms, but little else. Still, it’s a great, comparatively clean alternative to many of the sketchy, similarly priced hotels throughout the area. Young singles might appreciate the Townhouse’s proximity to clubs. Read full review

Fortune House

Its a condo-hotel, meaning that all 200 units — one-bedroom luxury condos with full kitchens — look a little different from the others, but have the same basic features. For the price, the features are solid — a large pool, restaurant, gym, Jacuzzi, and sauna — but its downtown location is a 15-minute drive from the beach and most attractions. Read full review


Marriott Doral Golf Resort & Spa

Something for everyone: for the guys, world-class golf; for the ladies, a full-service spa; for the kiddies, a 125-foot waterslide. And it’s all graced with warm, friendly service in a scenic resort setting. Just know that you’re isolated on-site, you’re nowhere near the beach, and everything costs extra — often quite a bit extra. But as we learned in the comments section of our previous Super Bowl post, the hotel eliminated its three night minimum, making this a real Super Bowl value. Read full review


Hotel Place St. Michael

Built in 1926, this 28-room B&B-style property in upscale Coral Gables — about a 25-minute drive from the beach — is a unique departure from the sleek minimalist hotels found just about everywhere else in Miami. Rooms are a bit worn, however, and features are scarce — no pool, no gym, and no restaurant (yet). Read full review


President Hotel

The recently renovated President Hotel has clean rooms and a central South Beach location — one block to the beach and an easy walk to shopping, drinking, and dining. Beds are a bit uncomfortable and the pool is dirty, but it’s hard to complain when the price is this shockingly low. Although the reservation agent said the minimum stay requirement was four nights, it seems easy enough to book only one night through online booking engines — just be extra careful, since the staff sometimes loses track of reservations, leaving guests in a pickle. Call to verify your reservation ahead of time and bring a printout of your booking conformation to be on the safe side. Read full review

Update on the five great Super Bowl hotels we found earlier this month:

If Tiger Woods were to attend the Super Bowl, we'd recommend he stay at the luxe, discreet Canyon Ranch in Northern Beaches.

If Tiger Woods were to attend the Super Bowl, we’d recommend he stay at the luxe, discreet Canyon Ranch in Northern Beaches.


Family Fun

With apartment-style suites, a huge assortment of kid-centered activities, and a beachside location in safe, suburban Sunny Isles — the Newport is an excellent family option. Even the standard rooms come with pullout sofas, making sleeping accommodations a breeze – and you’d be hard pressed to find a cheaper beachside option for Super Bowl weekend. Read full review


South Beach Crash Pad

A two night minimum is a rare thing in South Beach over Super Bowl weekend, so if you’re planning a short trip but want to be near the South Beach party action, you could do worse than the Century. (While the reservation agent said the minimum stay requirement was three nights, booking engines and the hotel website give you the option to book for only two.) A quaint Deco hotel hailing from 1939, the Century’s hospitality brings a European guesthouse to mind (or maybe it’s the small, shabby rooms and absence of a pool). Located one block from the beach and a short hike from the less pretentious SoBe party scene, the Century is a decent place to crash. Read full review


Swank Party Scene

Debuting in 2009 and designed by Marcel Wanders, the off-the-beach Mondrian is as stylish as its party-centric South Beach siblings, the Delano and Shore Club, but lacks the hyped-up clubbers. Its impeccable service, kitchen-equipped rooms, and notable after-parties at the Sunset Lounge draw well-heeled singles but also families seeking more than the PG-13 kitsch of most family hotels. If you’d rather be on the beach, you can still get a room at the Shore Club for only a little bit more — $795 per night. Read full review


Healthy Hideaway

If Tiger Woods were to attend the Super Bowl, we’d recommend he stay here. It’s the perfect pick for both professional athletes and overexposed celebs — or someone like Tiger, who is both. Part health services spa, part luxury beach resort, Canyon Ranch is a zen beachside haven on an isolated stretch of Collins Avenue, where it’s easier to be discreet (and where, if the Lamborghinis and Ferraris parked out front are any indication, there are more than a few high-profile guests who value their privacy). One of Miami’s best fitness centers, with a rock climbing wall and dozens of daily fitness classes (included in the price of the stay), make it easy to keep up with your exercise regimen, and the enormous, beautifully decorated guest rooms ensure celeb-worthy pampering. Read full review


Sold out: Value and Convenience

Shula’s has great golf, business amenities, fitness activities, and family features. But over Super Bowl weekend, the main reasons to go are the hotel’s proximity to Land Shark Stadium, and the price. At $319 a night, it isn’t exactly cheap, but it’s still one of the best deals in town this weekend. The tradeoff, of course, is that Miami’s attractions (and beaches) are a world away — though for diehard football fans, the resort owned (in part) by football legend Don Shula is the place to be. Read full review